What is ciliate?

  • (noun): A protozoan with a microscopic appendage extending from the surface of the cell.
    Synonyms: ciliated protozoan, ciliophoran
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Stentor Coeruleus
... It belongs to the Stentoridae family which is characterized by being a very large ciliate that measures 0.5 to 2 millimetres when fully extended ... like a string of beads that are contained within a ciliate that is blue to blue-green in color ... is accomplished using cilia that carry food into the ciliate's gullet ...
List Of Butterflies Of Karnataka - Family Nymphalidae - Family Lycaenidae - Genus Anthene—The Ciliate Blues
... Ciliate Blue Anthene emolus (Godart, 1823) previously Lycaenesthes emolus Godart (L24.1) Pointed Ciliate Blue Anthene lycaenina (C ...
Ptilidium Californicum - Technical Description
... margins and at lobe apices leaves so closely overlapping that only a mass of ciliate projections is visible under a hand lens ... size of the leaves, 2-3 clefted, margins ciliate (even more finely divided into slender projections) ... Perianths plicate and narrowed to a ciliate mouth frequent ...
... The Litostomatea are a class of ciliate protists ... a species of which preys primarily on the ciliate Paramecium ... include the species Balantidium coli, which is the only ciliate parasitic in humans ...

More definitions of "ciliate":

  • (adj): Having a margin or fringe of hairlike projections.
    Synonyms: ciliated
  • (adj): Of or relating to cilia projecting from the surface of a cell.
    Synonyms: ciliary, cilial
  • (adj): Of or relating to the human eyelash.
    Synonyms: ciliary